Zinn Education Project: Lesson on Women´s Suffrage

Subject: Seneca Falls Convention; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Susan B. Anthony; Frederick Douglass
Themes: Women's Rights Economics and Business Civil Rights 19th Century
Age groups: Middle School High School
Resource type: Lesson Plans

"A role play allows students to examine issues of race and class when exploring both the accomplishments and limitations of the Seneca Falls Convention."

Published by Rethinking Schools, this classroom excercise includes AWTT subjects, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. Students will be challenged to think about "diversity" through the lens of which women were represented in the Seneca Falls Convention and which were not. Among others, the lesson addresses issues of gender, race, class and civil rights.